The rising cost of funerals is leaving many people struggling to cope with the financial burden of paying for their loved one's send off. At Royal London, we have a proud history of supporting families to avoid funeral poverty – it’s why we were founded.
Today we have a number of initiatives to help tackle funeral poverty. We’ve partnered with the Quaker Social Action to help provide funeral grants for vulnerable people, we offer a number of protection products to help UK families, we lead and influence the Government and industry, and provide practical support, to help people have an affordable and dignified funeral.
The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a greater awareness of the need to openly approach the subject of death and funeral planning to prevent funeral poverty. We want to help make these conversations easier and overcome the taboo around death in society.
Lost for Words exhibition
Find out all about Lost for Words, our digital exhibition with acclaimed photographer Rankin, that reminds us that everyone will benefit from talking about death.
Breaking the silence around death
Our book How to Die Well is a practical guide to death, dying and loss, featuring inclusive cultural conversations and all-important support and resources for anyone dealing with death.
Helping those facing funeral poverty
We’ve partnered with Quaker Social Action (QSA) to support their Down to Earth service for 3 years, which will help up to 160 vulnerable people each year with the costs of funerals.
Our guides provide information and guidance on a range of issues to do with death and your money. They also point you in the right direction if you need further assistance or support.
When someone dies
When someone close to you dies everything can seem a bit of a blur and it can be hard to know what to do first. Read our guide on where to get help.
Making a will
A will is a legal document that sets out who will get what when you die. Read our guide to why you should have one.
Power of Attorney
There may come a time when you no longer want or are able to make financial or other decisions for yourself. Read our guide to why you might want a Power of Attorney.